Child Support

Caring for a child is hard enough without having to worry about child support. We do the legal legwork for you so you can get back to the most important job of all, parenting.

Tennessee Child Support Attorneys Who Have Your Back

Children deserve support as they grow, and we work with parents to make sure child support agreements are set up fairly, and payments are made on time. We advocate strongly for your and your child’s financial security, making sure your child(ren)s needs are met and that you have what you need to raise your child(ren) the way you know they deserve.

What We Do as Your Child Support Attorneys

  • Hold an initial consultation to understand your specific child support situation, including income, expenses, and custody arrangements.
  • Calculate the appropriate child support amount based on the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and your financial information.
  • Assist in gathering all necessary financial documentation, such as income statements, tax returns, and expense records, to support the child support calculation.
  • Engage in negotiations with the other parent's attorney or directly with the other parent to reach a fair child support agreement, if possible.
  • Prepare and file all required legal documents with the appropriate court.
  • Provide supportive, knowledgeable legal representation during court hearings, presenting evidence and arguments to support your child support request.
  • Pursuing child support modifications when there is a substantial change in circumstances, such as changes in income or custody arrangements.
  • Help clients enforce child support orders if the paying parent fails to comply with the court's orders.
  • Offer ongoing legal guidance and support throughout the child support process, ensuring that the client's rights and the best interests of the child are upheld.

Ask An Attorney About:  Child Support

How much will I receive in child support, or how much will I have to pay?

This varies from parent to parent, and takes into consideration both parents’ income, how many children are involved, and how custody agreements are set up.

What happens if a parent doesn't pay child support, even though there’s a child support order in place?

There are several ways to enforce child support orders, including wage garnishment, suspension of driver's licenses, and court actions to enforce the order. There are multiple pathways in Tennessee to get child support paid, and we can help you navigate them. This includes enforcing orders across state lines, if necessary.

Do both parents have to support their child even if the child never sees one of them?

Yes, both parents have to provide financial support for their child, even if they are not the parent with custody. There are even occasions where children over the age of 18 will be deserving of child support, in cases where they’re still in high school, or disabled and require ongoing care.

Can child support orders be enforced retroactively?

Not always. Child support orders are typically effective from the date of filing, but the court may consider retroactive support in certain cases.